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Mrs D. MacGinty, HeadmistressWelcome to St. Francis' College

GCSE results 2013

This year there have been government warnings about tougher grade boundaries and that pupils and schools should prepare themselves for lower than anticipated grades. We are delighted to say that our results are equal to or, better than last year`s excellent grades. This is a great achievement in this tougher environment and is a fine testament to the girls and staff.

64% of all exams taken were passed at A* or A grade against a national average 21.3% which is down from 22.4% last year.

Over a quarter (27%) of all exams passed at A* grade.

88% of exams passed at A*+ A + B grades.

99.8% pass rate.

Mrs MacGinty commented “These are an excellent set of academic results, especially in this time of tightening of grade boundaries. The core subject results are, as ever, outstanding. However, I was particularly pleased with the art grades, 100% A* or A, which comes in the year that we have been awarded Artsmark at Gold level.

Congratulations to all the girls and staff, well done.



A level results 2013

Once again we have a consistently excellent set of A level results with a tremendous 25% increase in the number of exams passed at the top A* grade against a national decline of 4%.

These results are a great testament to both the girls and their teachers. Once again all those non gap year students have their university places. It is especially pleasing to see the breadth of courses the girls are going on to study ranging from History to Architecture, Medicine to Mathematics, Engineering to Art at a spread of universities from Cambridge to the Russell Group and overseas institutions.

My best wishes to all the girls as they move on to the next stage of their education.


D. MacGinty (Mrs)